“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (Fox)

Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Georgia Pemberton star in a scene from the movie "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Following the mysterious death of his beloved grandfather (Terence Stamp), a Florida teen (Asa Butterfield) convinces his dad (Chris O’Dowd) to take him to the remote island off the coast of Wales where the old man had been sent during World War II to see if the otherworldly tales grandpa used […]

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“Masterminds” (Relativity)

Jon Daly and Leslie Jones star in a scene from the movie "Masterminds." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Relativity Studios)

By Catholic News Service This vehicle for Zach Galifianakis and a group of drawling actors from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is a comic recounting of the 1997 “hillbilly heist” from an armored-car firm in North Carolina. Galifianakis plays David Ghantt, who stole $17.3 million from Loomis Fargo & Co., only to be tripped up at […]

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“Deepwater Horizon” (Summit)

Dylan O'Brien and Mark Wahlberg star in a scene from the movie "Deepwater Horizon." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Forceful but grim dramatization of events surrounding the 2010 disaster that destroyed the titular drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Drawing on a New York Times article by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul, screenwriters Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand fix their focus on a quartet of principals: the […]

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‘Intrinsic evil will never prevail,’ says Bishop Jenky at Diocesan Respect Life Mass

Macey Loiz, Eric Raya, Lizbeth Raya and Caillou Pendleton from Alleman High School in Rock Island join hands in prayer at the Respect Life Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Sept. 30. Bishop Jenky said praying in Jesus' name is what will ultimately overcome the "culture of death."

A full weekend of opportunities to witness to the sanctity of life started with prayer, as Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, joined Catholic school students and other defenders of life for Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Sept. 30. Among the concelebrants at the annual Respect Life Mass were Father William Miller, IC, […]

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The five “P’s” of pro-life explained by keynoter at annual Respect Life Dinner

Following his Oct. 2 keynote presentation at the Respect Life Dinner in Peoria, Father Dennis Wilde, OSA -- associate director of Priests for Life and a professional pianist -- had the crowd clapping along with a rousing medley of patriotic and spiritual tunes. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Planned Parenthood may have two “P’s,” but those attending the 35th annual Respect Life Dinner in Peoria on Oct. 2 were given five “P” words with which to promote and defend the sanctity of all human life: prayer, persuasion, political responsibility, presence, and perseverance. “The other side wants the public to think that we’re condemning […]

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